writer, paddleboarder, occasional knitter

Month: November 2013

Happy Whatever is Going On Today

One of the weirdest joys of being an ex pat is taking part in cultural celebrations when you have absolutely no idea what is going on. When I was around 8, we lived just outside Paris.  The first July we lived there, some family friends […]

Let it Snow

And soon, please!  I may well have the unique honour of being the only person ever in the history of time to move to Sweden for the weather, so when it gets to this time of year and is barely on the chilly side, I […]

Planny Plan Plans

Firstly, if you can believe it, (and even if you can’t) I started feeling scummy AGAIN last night!  Aaarrgghh!!  I think – hope! – it’s just the final few foot soldiers of last week’s battle who don’t yet realise they’re missing an arm, shooting in […]

O Canada

Whenever I tell people that I was deported from Canada, they ask if I was politely and apologetically marched to the border by Mounties, and I can’t tell you how much I wish that were true.  In truth, ‘deported’ is a strong word, even if […]

ClaBloPoMo

I’m back!  Did you miss me? Did you notice I was gone? Don’t answer that. It’s been a lively few weeks round here.  After a couple of weeks home in the UK at the end of October, I was catapulted right into the Stockholm Film […]

Film Festival A-Go-Go

  Whoop whoop.  In a mere two hours, I’m off to the kick off party for the Stockholm Film Festival, and thus will begin a bonkers week-and-a-half of screenings, interviews, seminars, workshops, parties, meetings and the odd moment of sleep and eating in between.  I’ll […]

Life is Swede-er: the Journey Continues

I don’t quite know what to do with myself.  After five months of living with Regan in my head 24/7, it’s all over… for now. There’s something particularly intense about blogging daily as a character.  All my characters and stories take up space in my […]